If you’re like many Americans, you used the wonderful mid-week holiday for sitting in the sun and hanging out with family and friends. If you’re like Nicole at Bramble Berry, you also toasted yourself beyond a nice tan and all the way into a red burn.
Aloe Vera is a herb for minor burns and cuts. In a study published in the Journal of Dermatological Survey & Oncology, 27 people with burns were treated with aloe or with “standard” medical care. The Aloe group took only 12 days to heal compared to the 18 days in the standard care group.
For Nicole, we’ve got her spritzing Aloe Vera directly onto her burned skin every 30 minutes. It’s not providing the cooling effect she wanted, so we’re thinking of dropping in some Peppermint EO for its cooling feeling.
Vinegar is an old time favorite. It is soothing, cooling to the skin and keeps it from blistering if its a bad burn. My grandmother used it on my mother and mother on us and it always did the trick. cider vinegar is best. You can soak a cotton ball and dab it on the burn. 🙂 I hope Nicole feels better soon.
Vinegar? Hm, I’ve not heard of using that. But Nicole is feeling worse today so we’ll try anything! We’ve moved onto EO’s so today, we have tried Blue Chamomile (German) and will probably do some Bulgarian Lavender as well since Lavender has such a good track records with burns.
Thanks for the vinegar hint!
Yup, I always use aloe or vinegar. And yes, we burned on the 4th. LOL
I think the sun has a way of knowing everyone is going to be outside on that particular day. LOL